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The 10 Best British adventure breaks

Luckily, you don’t need a sunny beach to have a good time in the United Kingdom

1. Mountain Biking in Wales

From £95pp for 2 nights, mudtrek.com

This award-winning business offers fully-catered weekends and holidays with "off-piste" mountain bike guiding in Carmarthenshire.

2. Sea Kayaking in Scotland

From £650pp for 5 nights, wildernessscotland.com

This guided trail through the Summer Isles involves exploring deserted islands, wild coastlines, and white-sand beaches.

3. Mountain Experiences in the Lake District

From £600 for 3 nights, discoverparadigm.com

Spend your days on the giddy heights of Via Ferrata Xtreme, an exhilarating mountain experience.

4. Center Parcs

From £379 for 3 nights, centerparcs.co.uk

Center Parcs is the ultimate family adventure holiday destination, with four villages across the UK, each set in stunning locations.

5. Motor Safari in Cheshire

From £99 for 1 night, motor-safari.co.uk

Learn to ride a quad bike or 4x4 vehicle in stunning countryside, then sleep (very well) in accommodation ranging from bushcraft-style lodges through to a five-star hotel.

6. Archaeology in the Scillies

From £750pp for 4 nights, hellbay.co.uk

The Scillies have a greater density of ancient sites than anywhere else in the British Isles, making this break ideal for keen explorers of the ancient world.

7. Coasteering in Pembrokeshire

£229pp for 2 nights, preseliventure.co.uk

If you're after a real adrenalin fix, why not spend a weekend or longer surfing, hiking and jumping off rocks into the ocean below?

8. Walking in North Yorkshire

From £430pp for 4 nights, inntravel.co.uk

A walking holiday through north Yorkshire villages is an ideal introduction to some of England's most picturesque countryside.

9. Equestrian Escapes

From £195pp for 2 nights, equestrian-escapes.com

This company, run by horse lovers, excels in offering equestrian holidays in locations ranging from beaches to national parks.

10. Sailing in Devon

From £362 for 3 nights, toadhallcottages.co.uk

Toad Hall Cottages has teamed up with the Royal Yachting Association to offer sailing breaks for amateurs through to qualified sailors.